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ultimately the board of supervisors under section 303 and so it i look forward to future dialogue. >> thank you for raising the questions. >> thank you. any other member of the public to speak at this time. >> anyone on behalf of the preserve purchase that wants to confirm the comments by the speaker. >> afternoon i'm cameron with times i ask confirm we've. >> speak into the my case or speak up. >> the tjpa we have an agreement to follow the labor recommendation policy of the tjpa so i this we're covered there with an agreement that any projects that we have applied for parcel we intend to be a
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mixed use project with a hotel component and that is the plan we haven't submitted yet and this is including a hotel or restaurant with the labor representation policy that are so forth we comply that includes that check neutrality we agreed from the psa to take that. >> thank you for your very important comment anyone else public comment is closed. at this time. >> colleagues if you note this item is agendize as the committee report the motion will need to specify that is there another motion supervisor peskin? >> so moved without objection. >> a motion by supervisor wiener and without objection that item passes and the motion to move this out of committee as
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a committee report. >> yes. supervisor made the motion. >> supervisor wiener made the motion. >> sorry supervisor wiener made the motion to recommend this matter as a committee report to the tomorrows board of supervisors meeting. >> that's correct mr. clerk item 3. >> item number 3 ordinance designating 35 through 45 avenue a.k.a. emergency health center for blocks as the landmark under the planning code article 10. >> excellent supervisor avalos is the author of this item he's right here and supervisor alavos we're ready. >> great, thank you supervisor cowen and thank you for scheduling that landmark designation
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ordinance i appreciate the discussion we'll have today on this is granting the historic landmark designations the brick building. >>was a former emergency hospital in 1933 part of san francisco emergency hospital that was in existence until 1978 after that the emergency hospital was used for other purposes adult health care was one of the last resources that was used in through the mid 2000s the odds was the health center on over and over dog an example of that charles sawyer's
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project with two significant murals by bernard that had painted murals in first come in coit tower one called community spirit we have in district 11 and because those are significant murals and time for the work for the coit tower we want to make sure we provide landmark designation for this sight as well as they're significant because of the architecture and the aesthetic value of the earth and have a huge community interest in making sure we can landmark those buildings in particular, the mission paris improvements association has filed an application that was done by alicia for moving forward with that application the landmark designation
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commission has voted unanimously i on intersections that was unanimous to grant the designation of two buildings it is really carrying forward with the community spirit to make sure we make that designation from the board of supervisors and we have a gentleman from the planning commission who is here to talk more about the project >> thank you good afternoon chair cohen and i'm tim frye from the planning department i wanted to add a couple of comments to supervisor avalos presentation at the may of last year the historic preservation commission added 35 to 45 to the land program bans the community application filed with the department in february of this year the commission reviewed that historic landmark designation and this year it was unanimously approved a recommendation to the board of supervisors for local landmark
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designation and as supervisor avalos mentions the building is significant not only as part of the citywide health system of emergency hospitals that became one of the most comprehensive public health centers in the united states it was constructed in 193 that it was a final piece of the system supervisor avalos also mentioned the building was designed by city architect charles sawyer that includes murals by designers and you'll see the interior characteristic dedefining features and communities members are in support of this and supervisor avalos is in support the department planning department supports the designation as it meets the eligibility reminder i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> that you may have rewarding
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the hpc comments that concludes my remarks. >> that's okay. if i may add another thing i like about the - this designation which is not related to the building itself again i am excited there is a part of san francisco that is named after the likes of new york (calling names) they're all in this general region of the district 11 and that has a significant high school designation for you for our country that it is a designation a founder body for the constitution based on the packs at the coordination to form their confederacy want to throw that in there. >> supervisor peskin.
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>> thank you, madam chair i want to thank supervisor avalos for supporting this and the planning department and historic preservation commission for their work it is a great case report to read i enjoyed residential design this this weekend and happy to be a co-sponsor this ordinance. >> any members of the public that want to speak on this item please come up and speak, sir. >> overhead please. my name is richard rothman and i sort of rediscovered those those were really lost in the city whatever was listed in 1950 when the arts commission did a survey was forgotten about i found out about that when the real estate was going to sell a
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building and happened to be talking with barry in regards daughter that told me about those those are the two murals this one on the bottom well, first bernard at this point was burn if poland and came to the united states and studied under diego rivera's the most famous was the one on coit tower and the other famous was with the usf and if you've not seen those you should this one here see if you can see the two growth in communities spirit this one was painted over white washed who knows why and this one is the community spirit and these are really you beautiful murals and they should be opened to the public so the
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public can enjoy them and here's another mural here i'm showing those beautiful murals and we'll hope that making that a landmark will keep it in the city ownership so the arts commission will have ownership of mural and that will be attentively and be enjoyed by everyone thank you. >> thank you, mr. rothman anyone wish to comment on this item. >> supervisors i'd like to my name is david hooper get to serve the president of the new mission terrace that the jewel and the crown 6 excelsior thank you to supervisor avalos and richard rothman for having supported in effort richard because of his enthusiasm initially for the
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mural another members of the public have precedent his interests the potential for these buildings and terms of serving the communities in the future as they have in the past sits about the idea of communities health from the emergency health system that was opportunity and voted on before the great depression and this is a significant effort the last major use those buildings was for senior health services both services are necessary all the more necessary in the communities this gives the neighborhood and community a chance to focus on improving mission street and the adjacent areas i'm not going to take the two full minutes this is a great idea thank you for teresa for leading the effort. >> thank you for your
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comments. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors i'm linda i live in mission terrace and represent face a group called friends and advocates in the excelsior we celebrate an advocate for the rich currently heritage and rich cultures of our neighborhood that is a good work our communities is rich with artists for us to discover unknown murals and be able to say the historic building is particularly sixth our community will rally around restoration community projects to make the buildings all they can be thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> all right. seeing none, public comment is closed. at this time supervisor avalos is there anything else you want to share. >> thank you. the members of the public for coming out and
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mr. roth marijuana for our great work to preserve the murals and the community spirit murals was accidently found they were doing work on the walls and removed paint and saw the work blow the surface spent a couple of months pelosi that off so it is just great we can actually weigh in and provide the landmark designations. >> supervisor cohen's. >> bernards daughter ruth alive and well and sons and grandson of california contacted me last week to say they are very pleased and excited about the landmarking of this edifice and bernards work inside of it
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so good thing all around. >> this is a great thing on that ground supervisor avalos my claimants to you and agree with the public commenter that described i believe this project is a jewel in the crown if no further comments from my colleagues public comment is closed. and i'll entertain a motion. >> so moved. >> by supervisor peskin and without objection that that item passes unanimously that most with a workers' >> yes. >> okay madam clerk, is there any additional business to come before this body? >> that completes the agenda for today. >> thank you very much this meeting is good afternoon and
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i'm [inaudible] public address anounssment for you 3 time world championship [inaudible] [applause] the team must always be introduced. it is my honor to welcome you to this very special celebrationment we gather to celebrate the birthday of the greatest player to ever play the game of baseball. right! san francisco treasure and living legend the hall of famer number 24, give it up to mr. willie mays. [applause]. before we begin i like to
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mometd to recognize our dignities. he is on his way, mayor willie brown. he heard that a few times. chairman tom nolan. mta board member malcon hine iky. [inaudible] ceo mr. larry bear and his wife pam. mr. peter megalen is on his way. he here yet? he will be here, yes, sir, you know he won't miss this mr. mays. supervisor mark farrell. also are expecting fire chief joan hayes-white. and director of the mta ed riscon. let me tell you
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about our honored guest today. born in west field alabama in 19thry 1 willie mays junior was introduced to baseball. his professional career began in 1947 still in high cool. ofew short years later the new york ginets signed willie a minor league deal and made his major league debay in 1941. the next year the army drafted willie removing him from it game befr about a year and a half and returned to baseball in 1954 with a bang winning the mrp award and selected to the a l star team. in 1958 the giants franchise relocated to beautiful san francisco where willie spends most of his career. over 2 twenty-two seasons with the new york and san francisco giants and the new york mets the beloved say akid
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with 660 home runs won 12 gold glove awards and two mpv awars and played in 24 all star games. 1979 in his first year of eligibility he was elected to the baseball hall of fame. willie mays is one the greatest to ever play the beautiful game of baseball but equally impressive is his cairth. he is president of & ceo of say afoundation. provides ecass to education, health care and safe communities. he also workwise institute on aging here in san francisco. many bigitaries recognized willie for generous contribution tooz the society, most recently
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president obama awarded with medal of freedom. willie mays name is synonymous withsuch giants baseball every game day 40,000 fans [inaudible] greeted by a larger than life statue oof mr. mays flanked by 24 palm rr trees. the namesake speaks volumes about the franchise and todays event [inaudible] speaks volumes what willie means to the the itsy of san francisco. willie, we wish you a very happy birthday, right everybody? [applause] now at this time i like to bring up the mayor of city and county of san francisco, the honorable ed lee. mr. mayor!
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>> thank you. welcome everybody to the cable car barn of san francisco hosted by local 255 a of san francisco! thank you! in the men and women are so lucky because they work in a great city and proud of their job and get to put this carbol car out every single day for peoples enjoyment. they will be proud to do that. happy 85 birthday willie mays! we are here to honor the greatest athlete in america and let me give you a snap shot. i know [inaudible] went through some of it but there is other data i love to have and it is when i think about giant, i love the data and stats. rookie of
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the year. remember those days, willie? two time most valuable player. 24 time all star. world searings champion. 660 home runs! hall of famer and of course when everybody gets on this cable car they will say, where is the catch? ! he was a legendary baseball player for sure but know willie mays is much more than that. his connection to san francisco goes way beyaunds the baseball diamond. as a civil right leader he paved a way in the really many time said during the social upheaval happening in the united states when he was playing this game. drafted by the u.s. army he served our
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country honorably and has a roll model he always inspired kids to dream big and as a human itarian he made the world a better place. everyone knows willie may saz great baseball player and i say he is the best every. he became a superstar around the world because of his good nature. his infectious personalty and good heart. that is one of the reasons why president obama awarded willie the presidential medal of freedom. the nations highest honor presented to individuals who made contribution tooz the national interest of the united states. he is our national treasure that we should haun frr generations to come. so, we are
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here today ladies and gentlemen joined by all our city family and the audience and giants and baseball lovers and transportation lovers coming together to join a national treasure with a national historic landmark 6789 today we dedicate cable car number 24 to the one and only 24. before we unveil the delaware dedication we have a special message from someone who couldn't be here today in person but wanted to send his congratulations. tee it up. >> hello san francisco. it is a even year which means good things happen in this town and today is one of them because we honor a favorite son and greatest living ball player. when the giant moved west willie mays
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said he would work [inaudible] once he got here he hit many 660 homers against the wins of candle stick park. he collected more than 3 thousand hits many times running [inaudible] when they say the san francisco cable car was the first national historic that moved they forgot to include willie. willie running second or pop fly is baseball. a cable car rolling down the hillicize san francisco, both of them can be fiercem sites for over whoo ever gotd in the way. [inaudible] will ask a dodgers on the diamond. today with ilweas 24 cable car to american icons come together to create a new landmark. willie, your city loves you because you are as complete a person as you were a player. a mentor, a community leader, a army veteran and
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ambassador for the game and something with that special ability to put a smile on a kids face. when willie would visit sick children in bay area hospitals he refused to hand out base balls he already signed. he wanted kids to watch him sign his name so they know the autograph was real. i got to spend #250i78 with willie on the white house and air force ones, two places i would never be if people like willie hadn't pushed towards a more inclusive america. his legacy is giant so congratulations my friend on this special honor. [applause]. happy birthday, willie mays! >> suprise! yes, you do that.
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[laughter] alright, you are very welcome. now for the ceremonial unveiling of the plake rr i need these special individuals to join us, mr. bear and mr. mayor if you would return. did willie brown make it yet? still waiting. we are not going to wait, we will keep it moving mr. mays. tom nolan come up, malcolm hine iky and ed riscon. whenever you guys are ready. [applause]. there we go. cable car number 24, willie mays cable car! give
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you time to get your photo's in. i think we should all sing, right? i think we should sing. please join me singing happybirth to the greatest ever. happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear willie, happy birthday to you! there you go. [applause]. big round of applause to willie mays! mr. mays has a few comments for us. >> we got it. thank you very much. first of all, i didn't sleep last night to tell you the truth. those
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guys going to kill me at the ball park. 17 runs. i started to cut it off but said i got to watch this and watched and went to sleep maybe 1 o'clock and woke up and couldn't hardly see because i was watching hits all the field. this is great honor for me. i have been involved with the city for such a long time, but before i get to that i like to thank larry [inaudible] for doing something for a friend of mine back in new jersey. i think it was a wonderful gesture he goes back, that he read a letter that renee and i happened to write. did a very very good job. just like to thank him because he didn't have >> student to do that but if
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he didn't i would probably get on him. i like to thank him for that and also like to thank pam for escorted him there to make sure he got there. very much so. when you have a city like this, i didn't come out here until 1958. you didn't know anything about me at the time, because it was something strange, it is [inaudible] city and joe was my [inaudible] when i came out here. nobody know that, but i did. the thing that i never seen a picture oaf and when joe hit his last home run in 1951 we played a game in new york and he had a grand slam. i'm out there clapping for him. you don't do that
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when you play the opposition in new york, you just don't do that, but i was clapping and my think was, why didn't you want to get that pitch in. i'm glad they did want because [inaudible] probably would have shot me right away. it was just a wonderful gesture on my part and forgot all about what was geing on but he was my guy. i also like to thank peter [inaudible] he was the guy that came to me and says, you will be in san francisco the rest of your life and i said i'm doing fine and don't need anything. yes, you do. he said you will need something later on in life and i didn't understand what he was talking about and he says, we will do something at the ball park and make sure you have a life time job, who ever may be here, you will be here to honor them. i thank peter for doing that for me because at that time i had a
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wonderful life and call her may because i couldn't call her mays, i said may and she understood. she was a very very nice lady. anyway, when you come to a event like this and you have as i know the lawyers i have and he talks all the time-malcolm-he is truly a lawyer and he truly a friend. he says, we going to get a cable car for you. i said what do i need a cable car for, i have a car to ride down the hill, i have been on one from the fairmont hotel to the hilton and said it is okay. he said not this cable car. he said a cable car will be number 24 and it will say mays 24. i said to
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him, what happens to the [inaudible] they come and play here, they brought me here. he said no, the giants will come later, we are going to do something for them later but the cable car is yours. you will see it when you come to a event like this. it was kind of heart warming because i never had a car that moved as fast as i did when i played, so i had to take a back seat. now, all these things are coming into play and what i like just a couple minutes ago, the president called, nobody told me the president was going to call, nobody told me anything but i'm surprised he didn't call my house to tell me he was going it doall this stuff. he is a friend. avenue every time i
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went to the white house it was like home, what can we do for you. i said you can't do anything for me, i'm okay. i have a friend at the white house named rejy and i said rejy i need to take something back home for the kids that i can give like [inaudible] or something that comes from the white house. the president says, whatever he wants, gets it to him. in the mean time take 1600 from him so we can take care of everything. i understand all these kind of things. i wish i was as great a speaker aslarry, but i'm not. i was just a player and larry wasn't a player like i was. on a lot of avenues when you stop and think look at all
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the things you have to do during a course of the season and i only had to play 162 games. after 162 games he had to be there so it is just a wonderful feeling for me to understand so many people helped me and all the kids around the country and what it is all about is it is not just san francisco or new york, i go to birmingham and arizona, i take care of kids because they are kids, they don't know where they are. they are just kids and kids to me make a difference in the world and think it is so important guys like myself are able to play 22 years base ball, go in the service and come back and [inaudible] they know you. there are a lot of guys that come up and say i was there when if 9 or 10. i
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don't know who these people are but they know me. what i like to do, i haven't been in any trouble yet, trouble will come. you cannot go in this world without having trouble and i said to myself, i just hope i don't get in trouble so the kids will not change their mind about things that i do, so i'm so pleased malcolm and the mayor got together and said, we going to give you this cable car so it goes up and down the street every day and the cable car will be in your honor. it is just a wonderful wonderful feeling so like the thank the giants and mayor and malcolm and all the people that will be involve in the cable car because to me the t is just a wonderful feeling so, i like to thank
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all of you ahead of time. thank you very much, okay? [applause] >> mrs. mays we thank you inmemories and all you do for the community and continued support and dedication to our youth is definitely commendable and thank you for that. i believe that wraps up our ceremonyism mr. mays and dignitaries will take the inaugural ride. you ready? there we go. thank you everybody, hope to see you [inaudible] where his birthday celebration with continue and it is metallica night so there you go. we'll see you tonight! light for our
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